Kevin Cywinski

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Kevin Cywinski
Born (1965-03-16) March 16, 1965 (age 52)
United States Mosinee, Wisconsin

1995 ARTGO champion

1997 American Speed Association champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish 76th (1998)
First race 1998 Galaxy Food Centers 300 (Hickory)
Last race 1998 Hardee's 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
46 races run over 3 years
Best finish 16th (1999)
First race 1997 Cummins 200 (IRP)
Last race 1999 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (California)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 8 0

Kevin Cywinski, born March 16, 1965 in Mosinee, Wisconsin, is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in the Craftsman Truck Series full-time in 1998 and 1999, as well as some races in the Busch Series. After leaving NASCAR, he went back down to the short-track ranks. He won the ASA championship series in 2004. He is currently a co-owner of Win-Tron Racing.

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

Cywinski made his debut in this series in 1997, when he competed in the #18 Dana Holding Corporation Dodge. His first race was at ORP, where Cywinski started 21st and finished a respectable 20th. Later in the year, Cywinski started 20th at Mesa Marin and came home with a solid 15th-place finish.

Those runs attracted the eyes of Bob Brevak, who hired Cywinski after released Tony Roper midway through 1998. Cywinski got right on it, earning an 8th-place finish in his first outing with the team at Bristol. However, Cywinski struggled for the rest of the year, only recording five top-20 finishes in nineteen races. Cywinksi did not finish nine races, but seven of those were mechanical failure. Still, they did not help the team. The main highlight of Cywinski's year was winning the outside pole at Flemington. This was all en route to a 28th-place finish in points.

Brevak stood with Cywinski and his trust was greatly paid in 1999, as Cywinski roared to a 16th-place finish in points after two top-5s and seven top-10s. His best run of the season was a 3rd at Bristol, followed closely by a 4th at Martinsville and the other five top-10s. Cywinski would have proved to be a bigger threat in the points, but his team struggled at some tracks, posting a season average 17.8 finish.

Cywinski left after the year was up to go back short track racing and was replaced by John Young.

Busch Series[edit]

Cywinski made two career starts in this series, both coming in 1998. Cywinski debuted in the Ruark Racing #89 Chevy at Hickory. The short track ace qualified the car in 29th, but steadily improved to 19th in the final showing. Key Motorsports was the team that Cywinski drove for next at Richmond. He started that event in 19th, but slid to 25th in the final rundown.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tony Raines
ASA National Tour Champion
Succeeded by
Gary St. Amant
Preceded by
Joey Clanton
ASA National Tour Champion
2003, 2004
Succeeded by
Bryan Reffner
Preceded by
Steve Carlson
ARTGO Challenge Series Champion
Succeeded by
Steve Carlson